Flexibility breeds resilience

(Advertisement feature) DAMM’s decentralised network architecture enables mission-critical networks to grow quickly, while keeping total cost of ownership to a minimum

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Lombardy Region, Italy: The regional network, which has more than 80 DAMM TetraFlex® sites, provides fast response time and maximum reliability for EMS that covers a population of 10 million and 23.800 km2

Think big, start small, scale fast
Companies with a successful critical communications radio platform prioritise total life-cycle costs. DAMM® solutions can help you achieve the lowest possible cost of ownership in CAPEX as well as OPEX.

Here’s how. DAMM’s decentralised architecture enables you to scale up, scale down and move around—at the speed you need. It’s a failsafe approach that lets you start small, expand and reconfigure without shutting the network down. It speeds up installation and importantly, lowers the cost of maintenance as DAMM TetraFlex® is easy to operate.

That’s the advantage of DAMM flexibility. It makes enhanced performance possible. DAMM gives you the freedom to evolve with virtually limitless scalability. You’ll see workflow improve and margins increase throughout operations. The system has proven reliable for a variety of companies, from airports securing passenger safety and ambulance services responding to emergencies, to mining and utility companies who depend on critical communications systems to remain operational.

For even better scalability and flexibility, the unique DAMM MultiTech Platform gives you the added value of four integrated technologies in one box: TETRA, DMR Tier III, TEDS, and Analogue, allowing you to choose the technology that best fits your needs.

Flexible system scaling
Distributed infrastructure for critical communication systems offers significant advantages over centralised solutions. DAMM systems are fully scalable, without limitations and are independent of the network’s size. Its plug-and-play principle makes it far easier to scale and expand the network with predicable CAPEX.

DAMM’s IP-based technology offers full architectural network flexibility. You can increase capacity, add users, extend network coverage or move assets from one area to another, even during operation of the system. It integrates all network components –including base stations, dispatchers, network management tools, external gateways and other applications – into one distributed IP architecture platform.

Distributed intelligence
DAMM TetraFlex is a truly distributed solution that enables easy and seamless scaling. All basic network functions are present in each node. All nodes have equal capabilities. And all vital information is shared and replicated on all nodes throughout the network.

When you add a node to the network, you also add intelligence and processing power to the system, so the opportunities for expanding coverage or capacity are limitless.

Network security
Security is the key to critical communication systems. Companies turn to TETRA because it has robust built-in security features like Authentication and Air Interface Encryption.

DAMM’s distributed systems let you add even more security to the network. You can use Generic Routing Encapsulation together with IPsec Virtual Private Networks to ensure the integrity of the infrastructure.

End-to-end encryption can also be applied for maximum security. This protects information as it passes through the system, both on the air interface as well as inside the infrastructure.

DAMM’s decentralised network design is ideal for mission critical networks that require high resilience and availability as it has no single point of failure

The benefits of decentralised architecture
Our distributed architecture and intuitive software enable effortless self-configuring site expansion. You can easily add or integrate network components—including base stations, dispatchers, network management facilities and external gateways. An open Application Program Interface(API) enables easy integration with 3rd party customised applications for specific industries and sectors.

DAMM TetraFlex offers full interoperability (IOP) with all TETRA and DMR terminals so you can choose any TETRA or DMR terminal. That means you’ll never be locked into expensive bundled package contracts.

Unlike centralised solutions, DAMM systems are purposely designed to help you continuously optimise your critical communications system to capture and sustain value.

DAMM secures Aurizon, Australia, continuing its success in rail
DAMM has successfully been chosen to replace Aurizon’s ageing analogue rail system with a 70+-site DAMM TetraFlex® network.

Operating in the Central Queensland Coal Network, Aurizon manages one of the world’s largest and most complex supply chains, made up of 2,670 kilometres of heavy haul rail infrastructure. This infrastructure is connected to domestic
coal users, and to the export terminals at Abbot Point, Dalrymple Bay, Hay Point and the Port of Gladstone.

To ensure a mission critical voice and data communication network in this remote and harsh environment, DAMM’s communication solution included the ruggedised and compact IP65 encapsulated BS421 outdoor base station in full redundant configuration. Key to the Central Queensland project are the decentralised nature of DAMM TetraFlex® architecture, the ease of integration and installation, low operational cost and availability of local Queensland-based support from DAMM.

Local DAMM Australia Partner Radlink Communications—a leader in wireless technology integration with vast experience in the deployment of DAMM TetraFlex® networks—has relished the opportunity to deploy a TETRA network of this scale. Stage 1 of the project has seen the successful completion of Factory and Site Acceptance Testing, and Radlink is well ahead in the rollout of the remaining stages due to the space-saving BS421 base station and fast setup time.

Carsten Laursen, DAMM’s Regional Director, stated: “DAMM is a trusted solution provider for the mining, oil and gas industries in Australia. With the local experience and expertise of our system Partner Radlink, we strive to continue our success in Australia by providing secure, reliable critical voice and data communication solutions for both governmental and none governmental entities in need of a resilient solution in a time of increasing security threats.”

About Aurizon
Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company. Each year, Aurizon transports more than 250 million metric tonnes of Australian commodities—connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets. Aurizon provides customers with integrated freight and logistics solutions across an extensive national rail and road network, traversing Australia.

About DAMM
DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for the future of critical communications, the DAMM Multi-Tech Platform enables voice and data communication across technologies, including TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analogue in one single system. With more than 30 years of experience in critical radio and broadband communication, DAMM takes the lead through superior engineering and a constant focus on customer needs and reduced complexity. To find out more about DAMM or any aspect of its solutions or services, visit www.damm.dk or follow on LinkedIn.

For further information on DAMM please contact:
DAMM Cellular Systems A/S, Denmark – Sonderborg
Contact: Carsten Laursen, Regional Director
e-mail: cl@damm.dk

DAMM Australia:
Contact: info@damm-aus.com.au